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    Not to beg the issue, as he did do it on FEMA property, but sometimes it seems that those who are in charge push the envelope too much, what would happen if they did not respond to him, would it just go away??

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/femacriticsshirtgetshimtangledupinticket

    Ridiculing the Federal Emergency Management Agency is high art in the Gulf Coast areas where Hurricane Katrina hit last year.

    Many parade floats in New Orleans' Mardi Gras were decorated in themes that skewered the relief agency.

    George Barisich, president of the United Commercial Fisherman's Association, has been selling anti-FEMA T-shirts since last fall, a reflection of his frustration with the federal government's response to the storm that left him homeless and unemployed.

    But on Feb. 1, when he handed a shirt to a fellow Katrina victim as he was picking up canned goods at a charity's relief tent, Barisich found himself in trouble with the government.

    He was cited by a group of Homeland Security officials for selling a T-shirt on federal property - in this case, near a FEMA center in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in Chalmette, La.

    Barisich, 49, says he didn't sell the shirt, which said: "Flooded by Katrina! Forgotten by FEMA! What's Next, Mr. Bush?" He says he gave it away.
     
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    Oh well...at least we still have our freedom of speech. Correct?
     
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